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More Voices Call for a UN Commission of Inquiry into Crimes in Burma

Early last week, Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Situation in Burma, called on UN institutions to consider the establishment of a UN commission of inquiry into international crimes in Burma. Quintana’s call, which he included in a 30-page report of his February trip to Burma, was the latest in a series of calls for a UN commission of inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. Advocacy organizations, including the US Campaign for Burma, the Burma Campaign UK, Human Rights Watch, and the Genocide Intervention Network have consistently called for the establishment of such a mechanism directed at ending impunity in Burma. STAND student activists took an active role in lobbying for H.R. 898, which calls for a UN commission of inquiry, during our November lobby days. Quintana’s report is an important step towards ending the scourge of impunity, but STAND activists must continue to actively pursue approval for this policy by the U.S. government.

Participate in GI-NET’s March Lobby Days to advocate for this and other issues. Read this report to learn more about war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.


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